November 7, 2000
El Toro went on two 14-0 runs and beat host Corona Santiago, 11-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-3, in a Southern Section Division I-AA girls' volleyball wild-card playoff match Monday. After splitting the first two games, El Toro (13-4) fell behind 9-1 in the third game and 3-1 in the fourth. Both times, however, the Chargers scored 14 straight points to take the games and the match--El Toro's first playoff appearance in six years.
April 10, 1994
Linda Rodriguez drove in Jaclyn Fredrickson with a one-out single in the fourth inning as La Quinta beat Arroyo Grande, 1-0, Saturday, winning the championship of the San Luis Obispo Tiger softball tournament. Kelly McLaughlin (6-2) pitched a two-hitter, striking out four. In the semifinals, La Quinta (10-4) beat Morro Bay, 8-1, as Jennifer Hollinger struck out nine. In nonleague softball: Rosary 4-4, Buena Park 3-2--Nicola Walsh (5-0) won both games for visiting Rosary, striking out 12.
March 3, 1989
Forward Kelli Johnson scored 22 points to lead the Fullerton College women's basketball team to an 87-70 victory over Contra Costa in a California community college championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at Los Angeles Valley College. Fullerton (27-1) plays Los Angeles Valley, an 84-68 winner over San Mateo, in the semifinals tonight at 8. College of the Sequoias, an 80-61 winner over Golden West (14-17) earlier Thursday, plays American River in the other semifinal at 6 p.m.
January 1, 1989 |
W as 1988 the year of the dead in the Orange County arts scene? Well, it was the year Pacific Symphony conductor Keith Clark was termed "a dead fish," the year William Shakespeare was nearly a dead duck in Garden Grove and the year the rock zanies in Oingo Boingo held yet another "Dead Man's Party" at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Jokes notwithstanding, there were encouraging signs of life locally.
October 12, 2000
In another Golden West League match: Tustin 3, Saddleback 0--Karla Mendoza had 15 digs and Rachel Terlizzi had four kills for the host Tillers (4-4, 1-2), who won, 15-13, 15-4, 15-3. In the Century League: Century 3, Loara 2--Elizabeth Mendoza had 19 kills and Maria Orozco had 28 assists for Century (6-3, 2-1), which won, 15-6, 15-10, 16-18, 11-15, 15-3. Vivi Mai and Amanda Bowman had 11 kills each for host Loara (4-3, 0-3).
January 20, 1996 |
The Fabulous Thunderbirds are too tuff to die. Written off time and time again, the veteran roots-rock group is on the rebound once more with new personnel and a new, highly acclaimed album, "Roll of the Dice."
May 12, 1988
Two second-team junior college All-Americans are among seven women basketball players to sign letters of intent to attend San Diego State next season. Stacie Washington, a 6-foot 3-inch center from Central Arizona College in Collidge, and Stefanie Massie, a 5-11 forward from Howard College in Big Spring, Tex., are among the players announced Wednesday by Coach Earnest Riggins. Washington averaged 16.8 points and 8.
August 5, 1996 |
Buddy Guy has advice for young lovers. At the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday (in a concert that also featured Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds), Guy offered it as he always has: with explosive bursts of blues guitar and crowd-pleasing humor. "We're going to make it so funky you can smell it," the Chicago bluesman promised early on, standing in front of the logo of the tour's sponsor, the House of Blues.
May 4, 1995 |
Several artists with ties to the local blues scene have been nominated for W.C. Handy Awards, the blues world's top honors. Winners will be announced today at ceremonies in Memphis. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, the Riverside-based band that plays regularly in Orange County, is a candidate for blues band of the year in a field that also includes the Charlie Musselwhite Band, Roomful of Blues, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets and the Smokin' Joe Kubek Band.